Everything you need to know about milk

How the milk that we buy in the store is different from raw milk?

Raw milk.

Real raw milk comes from pastured cows, that contains all the fat and that has not been processed in any way. It also contains many components that kill pathogens and strengthen the immune system. These include lacto-peroxidase, lacto-ferrin, anti-microbial components of blood (leukocytes, B-macrophages, neutrophils, T-lymphocytes, immunoglobulins and antibodies), special carbohydrates (polysaccharides and oligosaccharides), special fats (medium chain fatty acids, phospholipids and spingolipids), complement enzymes, lysozyme, hormones, growth factors, mucins, fibronectin, glycomacropeptide, beneficial bacteria, bifidus factor and B12-binding protein.

For more info about raw milk check this website.

Pasteurized milk.

Pasteurization is the process of heating milk up and then quickly cooling it down. The goal is to eliminate bad bacteria. Though, the process inactivates certain enzymes and kill good bacteria as well. Milk can be heated up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, but this method isn’t very common. More common is heating milk up to at least 161.6 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds, which is known as High-temperature Short-Time (HTST) pasteurization. You can find it in the store shelves labeled as “pasteurized”.  Then buy xanax denver there’s Ultra-Heat Treatment (UHT). Milk is heated to 280 degrees Fahrenheit at least for two seconds. It’s so called “ultra-pasteurized” milk.

Homogenized milk. 

The purpose of homogenization is to break down fat molecules in milk to prevent it from separation. In raw unhomogenized milk, fat molecules rise to the top and form a layer of cream. Homogenization brakes the fat molecules to smaller size, so they remain even with milk molecules.

Typically milk we buy in our local stores is both pasteurized and homogenized.


Many people experience lactose intolerance. Especially in adult age. But if they switch to raw milk stop experiencing the symptoms. The Weston A. Price Foundation conducted a survey of over 700 families, and determined that over 80 per cent of diagnosed with lactose intolerance no longer suffer from symptoms after switching to raw milk. Does that ring a bell? However, FDA doesn’t support consumption of raw milk.

Where to buy real raw milk?

Small organic local farms – are the best option. There is an awesome website that provides quite a big list by state. All of the farms are certified and checked.

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